Yesterday, Sandra Strait sent out a tweet with a link to Brayd, a new tangle from Shelly Bauch. I really like it. It is fun and looks more complex than it is. Once I saw that the challenge was a spiral, I knew that I was going to give Brayd a try.
I used the sepia micron for this challenge. I wanted to experiment with trying to shade the sepia and a challenge is a great place to stretch myself. I used Derwent drawing pencils and Lyra Rembrant Polycolor colored pencil in Van Dyke brown for shading. To shade with the Derwent pencils, I rubbed the color on a tortillion and then used the colored tortillion to shade. In shading that way, I'm able to get the color smudged on the way I want. I can also go back and layer on more color if I want it darker. For the white, I used a gellyroll pen.
So, without further explanation, here is my tile.
I was planning on combining buttercup with the knightsbridge for the entire background but once I started, I decided that I didn't like it as much as I thought I would. I think that it's the gellyroll pen. I kept pressing down too hard I think. I need to get a better white pen. The gellyroll is great for many things, but I dislike the way the ink flows.
I like how the Brayd came out. I will certainly be using it again. I think that it will be a new favorite.
|Brayd before I added background and shading.|
|Before shading and buttercup. I think I should have stopped here.|